Drivers, Endarterectomy Loop
Definition : Drivers designed to insert wire loops intended to grip and shear atherosclerotic deposits from the lumen of an artery (i.e., endarterectomy). These drivers are typically handheld, manual instruments that apply shearing action when the endarterectomy loops are drawn through the artery; they usually include freely rotating handles that prevent the application of torsion forces to the loops. A shear force gauge may be included to measure and limit the pulling force applied to the loop. Endarterectomy loop drivers are used in endarterectomy procedures performed in the main arteries of the body (e.g., carotid artery).
Entry Terms : "Endarterectomy Loop Drivers"
UMDC code : 17252